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Old 02-16-24, 12:33 PM
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fill in the ___ guys ride bikes to __; girls ride bikes__

I'll start
guys ride bikes to go fast; girls ride bikes to socialize
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I think this thread will last 3 days tops.
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"Now is the winter of our discontent ... "
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No possible way this thread could go astray ...



.... because it started off so wrong ....
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Overgeneralizations never cause any conflict around here. I'm sure we'll get many insightful responses, and everyone will have fun and learn something.
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You haven't ridden with enough girls.
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What would happen if Taylor Swift started cycling?
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What would happen if Taylor Swift started cycling?
She’d change her name to Taylor Zwift!
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
What would happen if Taylor Swift started cycling?
She'd definitely quit that dumb, low-paying, night job she has now, because cycling is awesome.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
You haven't ridden with enough girls.
+1. The only way I could slow down my ex going up hill was to make her tow an 18 lb. BOB trailer with dry bag plus the weight of gear, etc.
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Guys ride bikes while listening to Black Sabbath, The Eagles, Dave Brubeck, and Mozart

Girls ride bikes while listening to Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift, and Taylor Swift
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
What would happen if Taylor Swift started cycling?
Nothing of consequence.
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Would football still be ruined?
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
What would happen if Taylor Swift started cycling?
Prices of bikes and components would shoot up so much that you would buy me lunch for finding you "deals" at mid-2021 prices.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
+1. The only way I could slow down my ex going up hill was to make her tow an 18 lb. BOB trailer with dry bag plus the weight of gear, etc.
Guys ride bikes to have fun riding bikes. Girls ride bikes to crush the soul of their husband/boyfriend. Something like that?
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Guys ride bikes to have fun riding bikes. Girls ride bikes to crush the soul of their husband/boyfriend. Something like that?
I carried the 6.5 lb. tent and nearly all the cooking gear.
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Old 02-16-24, 03:39 PM
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You haven't ridden with enough girls.
I would assert the opposite, even if that number happens to be 0.
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fill in the sexism guys ride bikes to have an excuse to shave their legs; girls ride bikes to enjoy themselves and stay fit, because their legs are already shorn.

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Originally Posted by epnnf
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
What would happen if Taylor Swift started cycling?
She'd write songs about the guy that didn't take pulls on a group ride.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
I think this thread will last 3 days tops.
That's an optimistic estimate... if it gets moved to foo where it belongs.
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They both ride to showoff.
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Originally Posted by Chuck M
That's an optimistic estimate... if it gets moved to the trash can where it belongs.
FIFY

(foo is better than that)
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Fill in the sexism? No thanks

People ride bikes for any number of reasons usually not relating to gender or lack thereof and topics like this are just absolutely cringy and feel like an old basically unknown 80s comedian (who hasn't changed or wasn't ever funny) who is absolutely struggling to find an audience these days even though they have tried everything.
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